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Meeting History
In all fields of research, sharing of data at conferences is a cornerstone of advancement of the science. However for research on the neuroscience of creativity, the sharing of this work has been widely diffused across disparate meetings and sub-disciplines. As a result, it is not uncommon for research presented at one venue to be described as ‘an entirely new direction,' when this ‘new direction’ has been described by another research team several years earlier at another venue. It is also difficult to grow consensus on issues such as terminology, best practices, and scientific priorities. A dedicated society (and annual conference), providing a unified venue for discourse across disciplines, is needed to foster important discussions about how to grow the neuroscience of creativity.

For this reason, Dr. David Beversdorf organized an initial meeting to found the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity  on October 16, 2015 in Chicago and to form a steering committee composed of leading researchers in the field (Drs. Green, Jung, Beeman, Chrysikou, Christoff, and Kraemer).

SfNC 2019 Submissions Open!
Submissions are now open for the 5th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity that will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, CA as a satellite event to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (3/23/19-3/26/19). The event will take place at the SF Conservatory of Music. 

Keynote Speakers:
Russ Poldrack 
Charles Limb
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
James Kaufman

The SfNC meeting is an ideal setting to meet and reconnect with other creativity researchers and educators, present your work, and stay up-to-date with recent developments in the cognitive and brain-based study of creativity. We welcome submissions from junior and senior scholars, including researchers and educators. A limited number of travel awards are available.

How to Submit:
* You may submit a Talk, or Poster Presentation
* Please include the following information in your proposal: A title for your presentation, names and affiliations of the authors, an email address for correspondence, an abstract of up to 1700 characters (approximately 250 words)
* Submit your abstract here
* Submissions are now open and will be accepted until January 5th, 2019

NEW! Travel Awards!
A limited number of NSF-funded travel awards will be available to trainees (students, post-docs) and to education practitioners. To apply for a travel award, please submit a single PDF document (file name Lastname_FirstName initial) here   including: (1) Your CV, and (2) A one- page statement that addresses the following:

(a) The location/institution from which you will be traveling
(b) Your primary goal and/or motivation for attending the meeting
(c) Whether you want to be considered as a trainee (student/post-doc) OR as an educator (please be clear).

If you are a trainee, describe how your current or future work will advance research questions relevant to creativity research and/or connections between creativity research and education.
If you are an educator, describe how your participation in the meeting will be relevant to your educational practice.


Looking forward to your submissions!

Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the SfNC Meeting. The SfNC organizing committee is available to to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at [email protected]

The SfNC 2019 Organizing Committee:
Roger Beaty, Harvard University
Bradley Ferguson, University of Missouri
Yoed Kenett, University of Pennsylvania
Naama Mayseless, Stanford University
Darya Zabelina, University of Arkansas
Claire Zedelius, University of California, Santa Barbara

The SfNC Executive Committee:
David Beversdorf, University of Missouri
Evangelia G. Chrysikou, Drexel University
Adam Green, Georgetown University
David Kraemer, Dartmouth College
Manish Saggar, Stanford University
Indre Viskontas, USF & SF Conservatory of Music
Emmanuelle Volle, ICM, INSERM, Sorbonne University, Paris, France




Past Meetings
4th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, March 23, 2018, Boston, MA

3rd Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, March 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA

2nd Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, November 11, 2016, San Diego, CA.
Program Schedule

1st Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, October 16, 2015, Chicago, IL.